The Flying Spur has now received a complete design overhaul from Bentley. Perhaps in a bid to stave off competition from Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Maybach, the company has done everything meticulously, to hit all the right notes when it comes to luxury, refinement, and power. The new 2020 Bentley Flying Spur bears some resemblance to its second-generation predecessor, with few notable changes. Here is what you need to know about it in case you are planning to exchange your used car in the UAE for Bentley’s latest whip.
Although the design language is similar to that of predecessors, there are some welcome changes too, as mentioned before. For instance, the exterior lines of the car are sleeker and more refined, as well as more muscular. The LED matrix headlights have received a cut-crystal effect with B motifs and chrome surrounds.
The car comes with standard 21-inch wheels, although there is also an option to opt for 22-inch rims. At the front of the hood, a retractable “Flying B” mascot statue has been erected. The new sedan also gets a glass-to-glass panoramic roof and it has an electronically tilting front panel which slides back over the top of the back panel. So, while the car will not give you a full-fledged convertible open-air experience, it is pretty close. As far as colour options are concerned, there are 17 to choose from and you can always go for customized colours as well if you are willing to pay the extra price.
A Full Sized Sedan
If you are in the market for a compact car, the Flying Spur is not for you. It is a little longer than its predecessor. The wheelbase has been extended by 5.1 inches to give extra legroom to rear seat passengers. If you want more exact details, the car is 209 inches long, 77.8 inches wide, and has a height of and 58 inches. Since the Flying Spur is considered a luxury cruiser, it makes sense to ensure that back seat passengers are comfortable.
The interior boasts of quality build material and also has a modern look to it. You can choose from 15 colours of the leather hide for the seats, which is pretty impressive. For veneer, you can either go for piano black or various types of woods in different colours. On top of that, there is also a dual veneer option.
Inside, there is also a 12.3-inch touchscreen and you can also hide it behind a veneer. The car also features three analogue dials, a compass, a chronometer, and a temperature gauge.
Lots Of Power
The 2020 Flying Spur is underpinned by a twin-turbocharged, 6.0-litre W12 that offers a horsepower of 626 and torque of 900Nm. It features an eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The car is expected to make it to the GCC by the end of 2019 and the price is expected to be more than AED 824,000.